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Frederik Dorph MØRCK
Hildred BENSON
Adeline M. ORDAHL
Husband:  Frederik / Fredrick Dorph MØRCK, a.k.a., Fred D. MORCK
Birth:  8 Sep [Dec?] 1885, DK
Death:  20 Sep 1938, Sheridan Co., MT
Occupation:  real estate broker
Transhumance:  1903, to America
Father:  Frederich Wilhelm MØRCK
Mother:  Emma Wilhelmine JACOBSEN
Marriage-1:  28 Jan 1915, Plentywood, Sheridan Co., MT
Wife-1:  Hildred BENSON
Birth:  1892, Crystal, Pembina Co., ND
Death:  1928
Father:  James BENSON, of Walkerville, ON, and Swift Current, SK
Mother:  Isabel CUNNINGHAM
Marriage-2:  1928/9, presumably in Sheridan Co., MT
Wife-2:  Adeline M. ORDAHL
Birth:  1904/5, ND
Occupation:  homemaker
Parents:  born in NO
Children with Hildred — born in Sheridan Co., MT:
1.  Gerald D. MORCK, b. 17 Oct 1917; d. 20 Mar 1981, Silver Bow Co., MT
2.  Grant W. MORCK, b. 30 Jun 1922; d. Jan 1993; last residence Bloomfield Hills, Oakland Co., MI
Children with Adeline M. ORDAHL:
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1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Fred D Morck
Birth: 08 Dec 1885, Denmark; Death: 30 Sep 1938
Marriage: 28 Jan 1915, Plentywood, Sheridan, Montana
Spouse: Hildred Benson
Birth: 1892, Iowa; Death: 1928
Source: patron submission
Fred D Morck
Birth: 08 Dec 1885, Denmark; Death: 30 Sep 1938
Marriage: 1929, Outlook, Sheridan, Montana
Spouse: Adeline Ordahl
Birth: About 1900, Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota
Source: patron submission

2.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 24):  322 Battery St., City of Seattle (Ward 6), King Co., WA, Roll T624_1660, p. 21A, SN 1A, SD 1, ED 116, enumerated 15 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
* 322 1 1 Morch Fred O Lodger M W 24 S Den-Danish Den-Danish Den-Danish 1904 Na Eng Laborer Lumber Mill W N 4 Y Y
*Battery St
One of six unmarried males boarding with a merchant and his family.  Interestingly, one of the other boarders was a real estate agent.  Did he help Fred get his start in real estate?

3.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 9):  Antelope (Ward 1), School Dist. No. 19, Sheridan Co., MT, Roll T625_975, p. 200A, SN 4A, SD 2, ED 202, enumerated 12 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
64 64 64 Morck Fred D Head O F M W 34 M 1904 Na 1914   Y Y Denmark Danish Denmark Danish Denmark Danish Y Resl Estate Loans OA
      _____ Hildred Wife     F W 27 M         Y Y No Dak   Ontario Can English Ontario Can English Y None    
      _____ Gerald Son     M W 2 3/12 S         Y Y Montana   Denmark Danish No Dak   Y None    
      Bell Roscoe Boarder     M W 20 S       N Y Y Missouri   Missouri   Missouri   Y None    
      ____ Wm Boarder     M W 23 S         Y Y Missouri   Missouri   Missouri   Y None    

4.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 25):  Plentywood City (Ward 1), Sheridan Co., MT, Roll 1261, p. 105B, SN 1B, ED 46-16, SD 4, enumerated 4/5 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 30
14 14 Morck Fredrick D Head O 3500 R N M W 44 M 29 N Y DK DK DK Danish 1903 Na Y Real Estate Broker Real Estate Y N
    _____ Adeline M Wife         F W 25 M 24 N Y ND NO NO       Y None      
    _____ Gerald D Son         M W  ? S   Y Y MT DK ND       Y None      
    _____ Grant W Son         M W  7 S   Y   MT DK ND         None      
Can't read Gerald's age.

5.  Montana State Death Registry Index (online at the Montana State Genealogical Society web site [also online at Ancestry.com]):
MORCK, FRED D M 53 20 Sep 1938  Sdn 1207
MORCK, GERALD, D - 3/20/1981 - File #1561 - County #47 [Silver Bow Co.]

6.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at RootsWeb.com):
Name Birth Death Last Residence SSN Issued
GERALD MORCK 17 Oct 1917 Mar 1981 (not specified) 516-16-5250 MT
G W MORCK 30 Jun 1922 Jan 1993 48301 (Bloomfield Hills, Oakland, MI) 517-20-1313 MT

7.  World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.  Microfilm Series M1509 (4277 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC (card images and index online at Ancestry.com):
Roll | Serial No. | Order No: 1711442 | 3994 | 2393
Name: Frederick Dorph Morck
Permanent Home Address: Antelope, Sheridan, Montana
Age in Years | Date of Birth: 33 | September 8th 1885
Race: White
U.S. Citizen: Naturalized
Present Occupation: Real Estate Farm Loans ???, Farming
Employer's Name: Self
Place of Employment: Antelope, Sheridan, Mont.
Nearest Relative: Name: Mrs. Hildred Morck
Nearest Relative: Address: Antelope, Sheridan, Mont.
Signature: F. D. Morck
Height (tall, medium, short): Medium
Build (slender, medium, stout): Medium
Color of Eyes | Color of Hair: Blue | Brown
Physically Disabled: No
Date of Registration: Sept. 12, 1918
Draft Board: Local Board, Plentywood, Sheridan Co., Mont.

8.  Anon.  1921.  Montana, Its Story and Biography.  American Historical Society, Chicago (online at Ancestry.com):
p. 1005 FRED D. MORCK.  While his home and office are in Antelope, the business service performed by Mr. Morck covers a wide scope of country around the town.  He has the leading farm loan agency in this community and has been actively idenfified with Antelope since 1911, coming here soon after the building of the railroad and when the chief institutions of the town were the store of Grayson Brothers and the Citizens State Bank.

Mr. Morck has had an unusually wide and profitable experience, and by travel and residence is well informed on conditions both in the Northwestern United States and abroad.  He was born at Ossa, near Aalburg, Denmark, December 8, 1885, and his early training was chiefly in scientific agriculture.  His father, William Morck, and his mother, Emma Jacobson, were both born in that part of Denmark.  His father entered the merchandise business in 1863, and the following year left his store to join the Danish army in the war against Germany, at which time the rich and populous Province of Schleswig-Holstein was taken from Denmark and annexed to the German Empire.  In later years the youth of Denmark were always given frequent reminders of that loss of territory and assured that some day the province would be returned.  That prophecy is now being realized and fulfilled as a result of the new map of Europe following the World war.  William Morck after this war continued a successful merchant in Denmark and died in 1910, at the age of seventy-five.  In politics he always supported "the party of the left" in the Danish parliament.  He and his wife were both Lutherans.  His wife's father was Peter Jacobson, one of the wealthy mill men of Denmark and at one time a winner of a capital prize of $50,000 in a Government lottery.  Mrs. Emma Morck is still living in Denmark.  She was the mother of thirteen children and Fred D. is the only on in America.  The others are: Julius, a minister; Emil, of Aasa; Carl, a traveling salesman; Valdemar, of Odense; Gorm, a farmer near Odense; William, a customs officer at Copenhagen; Charles, a hardware dealer at Kolving; Matilda, housekeeper for her brother Julius; Carrie, wife of S. Husum of Aalburg; Thyra, wife of Alfred Jensen, of Odense; Mrs. Dagmar Heilskov, whose husband is a large farmer and dairyman near Gudumholm; and Mrs. Lillie Jensen, whose husbnad conducts a straw goods factory at Copenhagen.

Fred D. Morck as a boy acquired a general education and later was in a technical school for the study of scientific farming.  For one year he studied dentistry, but decieded that profession was not congenial to him.  About that time he left Denmark and came to the United States for the purpose of spending a year and gaining knowledge and experience that would be useful to him in the old country.  He sailed from Copenhagen aboard the steamer

p. 1006 United States for New York, and ended his journey at Bemidji, Minnesota, where a cousin lived.  He shortly afterward went into the lumber woods, and was soon overcome by the life and opportunities of the northwestern country.  After a year or so he became a contractor getting out timber.  When he abandoned that business he made his first trip to Montana.  After that he returned to his native country for a visit in 1907, and after an absence of eight months returned to the United States for the purpose of making a permanent home here.  The following three years he spent on the Pacific Coast at Seattle, connected with Lehlan Brothers, wholesale dealers in grain and flour.

In (sic) was from Seattle that Mr. Morck came to Antelope in 1911.  Here he opened a business of collection, real estate, insurance and farm loans.  He began the farm loan business in earnest in 1912 as local representative of E.J. Lander and Company, and through the Morck agency of this corporation a large amount of captial has been distributed over the region around Antelope and has become directly productive in stocking and equipping the farmes.  The company has always shown a liberal policy and in spite of adverse conditions has exhibited an endeviating faith in the stable prospects of this part of Montana.

Through his business and also personally Mr. Morck has been actively associated with farming and rural improvement around Antelope.  The springtime seeding of grain and flax has been a part of his annual program and he is recognized as one of the stanch and loyal friends of the entire region.  He was one of the organizers of the Antelope Telephone Company and became its vice president, and is also one of the founders and a director and vice president of the Antelope Publishing Company.  Mr. Morck took out his citizenship papers at Plentywood in 1914 and as a voter has acted with the democratic party.  He is the present town treasurer of Antelope.

At Plentywood January 28, 1915, Mr. Morck married Miss Hildred Benson, who was born at Crystal, North Dakota, where her parents, James and Isabel Cunningham Benson, were homesteaders after removing from Walkerville, Ontario.  Her parents are now farmers at Swift Current, Saskatchewan.  Mrs. Morck, one of a family of five sisters and three brothers, was liberally educated, taking a commercial course and for a few years prior to her marriage did office work at Swift Current.  Mr. and Mrs. Morck have one son, Gerald, born October 17, 1917.

9.  Email from descendant.

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